Getting to Know YOU Better

Well, I have been taking a few weeks break from the blogging world for a bit.  Have needed to get caught up on some life stuff that I just couldn’t put off anymore.  That being said, I have spent the bulk of today going through my newsfeed, trying to get caught up on a little bit of what I have missed over here at good ol’ WordPress.

I’ve had some laughs and giggles, have learned a few things, and have sympathized with a few of you, and am eager for some more of it!  But the point of this post is, I came across PennyWilsonWrites and her Meet & Greet post and thought it was a brilliant idea!  (And I hope she doesn’t mind I’ve linked to her post) Continue reading “Getting to Know YOU Better”

Tales From the Couch: Just Another Random Update Post

I’ve been out of touch for the last bit.  Now that my summer vacation time is all run out I’m back to work as usual, though I’m putting in later and busier days as we’ve been understaffed due to unexpected turnover and sickness, plus I’ve been training new staff. Continue reading “Tales From the Couch: Just Another Random Update Post”

Tales From My Couch: Rainy Day Musings on Pop Culture and Blogging

Well, it’s raining today – of course.  So my eagerly anticipated departure back out on to the lake has been delayed a bit.  Not that like papyrus I will dissolve and disappear into the ether at the slightest touch of rain Continue reading “Tales From My Couch: Rainy Day Musings on Pop Culture and Blogging”

Oh, Canada! Shining Some Northern Light on a Few of Those Canadian Misconceptions and Stereotypes, eh

I was flipping through the Community Pool here earlier today, and came across a blog called Floridian Lifestyle, written by an English girl named Rosie.  I was inspired to read her latest post, A Weekend in Los Angeles, because hey, I’m a northern girl, and that California dreamin’ The Mamas and the Papas and The Beach Boys sang about is really a thing up here. Continue reading “Oh, Canada! Shining Some Northern Light on a Few of Those Canadian Misconceptions and Stereotypes, eh”

Having Trouble Following Through? Give Yourself a Reason

I’m one of those people that requires, before learning any new thing, a reason for why it must be done, and to know what impact it may have.  In my case, this serves two purposes.

  1. I am able to learn to do said task better, understanding the importance of the intricacies of it.
  2. I am able to determine whether it is something worthy of spending my time on.

Continue reading “Having Trouble Following Through? Give Yourself a Reason”

Why I’ve Embraced Brown Paper Bagging It

When it comes down to it, one of the biggest money saving tips around you’re going to hear is “brown paper bag it”.  Stop going out for lunch.  You groan and weep a little internally as you see all those delicious and effortless meals going out the window.  And you go to the grocery store to load up on fixings for your favourite sandwich, and that bag of apples to go towards your vitamin fix, resigned to squishing into the back corner of the lunch room with all of the other sad workaholics who never seem to make it out of the place.  Continue reading “Why I’ve Embraced Brown Paper Bagging It”

Life Advice To Myself

I have spent countless hours poring through websites, magazines, self help books, guide books, talking to others, talking to professionals, looking for ways to be and do things better, to gain new perspective on things, basically in search of advice that I can apply to my own life and issues.  And I’ve learned from a lot of it.  But I’ve come across so much that is so situational that you have to put your own spin on, and therein lies the reason why so often you can go searching for advice on your problem and follow it to the T, and find it still does not work out for you as you had hoped. Continue reading “Life Advice To Myself”

The Worst Life Advice I’ve Ever Received

I posted once about The Best Life Advice I’ve Ever Received.  For a little fun, and as a cautionary tale to you all, I thought why not post some of the worst?  Continue reading “The Worst Life Advice I’ve Ever Received”

To Steal a Line From Billy Joel, Why Should I Worry?

You go home for the night, that thing is on your mind.  You’re fretting and worrying, pacing the floor, sweating it out, thinking through all of the worst case scenarios in your head.  You’re playing out how events are going to transpire.  You’re sick to your stomach.  Continue reading “To Steal a Line From Billy Joel, Why Should I Worry?”